Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Cookbook Review! My New Roots by Sarah Britton

  There is something relaxing about reviewing cookbooks. I love reading fiction but my writer's brain is always at work, analyzing, wondering if I can write something as beautiful as what I'm reading, or mentally correcting things that aren't well written. When I read a cookbook the my brain slows down. I enjoy the pictures and get inspired by the recipes. It makes me excited to get in the kitchen and create something for dinner. Because of that, I sent away for another cookbook to review, and it is so beautiful!

 My New Roots by Sarah Britton is everything a cookbook should be. The pictures are stunning, the recipes unique, and it lays open well which is pretty important in my opinion! It is full of plant-based recipes and is divided by seasons. It's perfect for leafing through for inspiration but it also has an index in the back so you don't have to remember what "season" the recipe you want is from.

  The book is brimming with information on different ingredients and I was thrilled to see charts on how to cook more types of grains and legumes than I knew existed. It has step by step instructions for  making nut butters, sprouting grains, making your own Ghee and more. That and the pictures was enough to make me fall in love. Everything about it makes me want to go to a farmer's market and cook my way through the seasons.

   Now that I've said what I love about this book I need to mention one other thing. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet. I found all sorts of dishes that I want to make but most of them require produce I may not always have on hand or grains that aren't at my normal market. I'm slowly collecting ingredients and I see myself using the charts and basic instructions regularly but most of the recipes will be for special occasions or when I am in the mood for something fresh and new.

  I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to cook with the seasons and explore new flavors (or anyone like me who gets excited by illustrated instructions on how to prepare chickpeas).

I received a copy of this book to review from Blogging for Books.


  1. The recipes sounds good and itt sounds like it's delicious to read, too!